Originally Posted by gregsmith
Same here - I got mine from kjglobal.co.uk.
I've been waiting for NDAS for ages now too! I understand that they've probably been inundated with requests for this and don't have time to develop in-house so have gone for a 3rd party solution. This is totally understandable but why did they have to choose a company that requires you to have a key to use your own hardware!! Maddening!
If anyone manages to get this going in the UK, please post and let us know.
Correct me if I'm wrong here, but NDAS is patented by Ximeta, so MVix could never have rolled their own internal version. Ximeta keep the technology to themselves by requiring the MAC address of every storage device which they then link to the ID/KEY they send out to you. In devices where NDAS is an existing feature, the KEY/ID is printed on the case. We aren't in that situation, so we need to send in the MACs.
Personally I would have much preferred if Mvix had gone with an open technology such as Samba/CIFS. This is already supported by all operating systems that matter, whereas NDAS requires an installation for Windows/Mac and is only a BETA driver in Linux (which I use). I'll be doing more work on getting a Samba or NFS server working in the Firmware when I get the chance...